Color your way to calm!
Adult Coloring Books: DIY Therapy
Coloring books are not just for kids! That's right, color books for adults have become a mega trend in recent years, and don't seem to be waning in popularity. They've been touted by medical experts and Yoga instructors alike, who believe that carefree coloring has amazing cognitive benefits.
“Coloring definitely has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring [about] more mindfulness,” explains Marygrace Berberian, a certified art therapist and the Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator for the Graduate Art Therapy Program at NYU. Research in 2005 revealed that participants' anxiety levels dropped when they colored mandalas, round frames with geometric patterns inside. Simply doodling, though, did not reduce stress levels.
So if you're a Type A type who tends to take on too much responsibility or has a hard time winding down a day after a demanding work week, this is a hobby worth trying! Hey, mixing crafts and therapy isn't just enjoyable — it's cost effective. Compare the price of these books to an hour with a psychoanalyst 🙂
12 Color Books for Adults
1. Mandala Coloring Book
Buy this book here.
2. Japanese Coloring Book
Find tranquility with this Japanese coloring book. Find thie book here.
3. The Secret Garden Coloring Book
This one is an all-time favorite. I find the coloring book enchanting. Buy it here.
4. Cat Lover Coloring Book
For the cat lovers out there. This coloring book is just for you!
5. Floral Coloring Book | Color Books for Adults
Floral designs for fun and relaxation. Buy it here.
6. Harry Potter Coloring Book
Harry Potter fanatics have to check this out.
7. Christmas Coloring Book
Christmas brings out the kid in all of us. This Christmas coloring book will surely do the same — any time of the year. Buy it here.
8. Doodle Coloring Book
Buy it here.
9. Anti Stress Color Book for Adults
Eliminate the whole day's stress with this coloring book. Find it here.
10. Crystal Healing Coloring Book
Color your way to expanded consciousness! Buy it here.
11. Frozen Art Therapy | Color Book for Adults
Let it go! Let it go! Find inner peace with the Anna and Elsa! Have a glimpse of this book by checkingout this video.
12. The Mindfulness Coloring Book
Everyone deserves a break — even workaholics. Pick up crayons, markers or your medium of choice and chill.
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